President Trump denounced ‘fake news’ long time ago, but it seems that this kind of news always manages to find its way to your screen. Recently there have been reports of Nike cutting ties with the Dallas Cowboys. It was all due to the Anthem scandal when Jerry Jones and his team locked hands during the Anthem and took a knee just before that. However, this story isn’t authentic! We repeat, Nike didn’t terminate their contract with the Cowboys!
Jones locked arms and stood together with his team and kneeled right before the Anthem at a game against the Arizona Cardinals on September 25. That is still a solid fact.
No one has been successful at uncovering the origin of the fake news yet. American As Apple Pie released a story on September 26 about Nike terminating contract with the Cowboys. Here you can read that post. Oh, and did we forget to mention that American As Apple Pie is a satirical news website?! People, pay attention when you click on certain headlines! This piece of news created a lot of controversy!
“The Dallas Cowboys, led by owner and traitor to those to whom he owes his freedom, Jerry Jones, lost the title of “America’s Team” along with the respect of millions of fans when they took ma knee to side with thuggery before the National Anthem last night. That decision, to play both sides and continue the divisiveness of Barack Obama, has now cost them dearly.”
Nike, the largest athletic company and number one sponsor of professional sports in the world, has canceled all dealings with the Dallas Cowboys.
Company CEO Isaac P. Freely told Fox Sports: “To come out on the field and kneel to thugs and criminals just before saluting the flag was a reprehensible move our company won’t easily forgive. The Dallas Cowboys are no longer licensed to wear, display or sell merchandise with the Nike name or logo on it.”
Nike hasn’t made this decision, and again the story above isn’t true! Isaac P. Freely is made up, and there was no interview on Fox Sports. It is quite obvious that ‘Isaac P. Freely’ is a made up name created for the comic effect.
As you can also see, this ‘fake news’ sparked off debates online.
Nike also issued a statement where they expressed support for players involved in the scandal.
‘Nike supports athletes and their right to freedom of expression on issues that are of great importance to our society.’
On top of that ‘As American As Apple Pie’ had a disclaimer that says:
‘When no one can trust the lying fake news liberal media anymore because they hate us and guns and Harley Davidson and meat and OUR president. As American As Apple Pie is here to be your beacon of something you can kinda rely on sometimes but not really.’
We advise you to think after reading any piece of information online. Satirical ‘media outlets’ can publish some really authentic-looking stories so keep your eyes peeled!